Voluntary Recall Notice
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017
Empire Kosher® is committed to producing the highest quality products and our top priority is the safety of our consumers. Unfortunately, due to an equipment malfunction certain of our boneless chicken breast products have the potential to contain a piece of extraneous material contamination [broken metal]. Out of an abundance of caution we are issuing a voluntary recall for five products with identified sell by dates manufactured in one of our facilities (USDA-FSIS Establishment P-1015). There have been no reports of illness or injury associated with this issue.
The affected lots of Empire Kosher® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast were distributed to select Costco, select Trader Joe’s, and select Wegmans stores only. No other retailers received these products.
The affected products and ‘Sell By Dates’ dates that are being recalled are:
|Customer||Hain Item #||Product Description||Size||Sell By date|
|Costco||EKP46375||Empire Kosher® Chicken Boneless Breast Cutlet Chill Pack||4 – 5.25 lbs||11/14/2017|
|Trader Joe’s||EKP92615||Empire Kosher® Chicken [Breast] Cutlet Chill Pack||1 – 1.25 lbs||11/17/2017|
|Wegmans||EKP7888||Empire Kosher® Chicken [Breast] Cutlet Chill Pack||1 – 1.25 lbs||11/16/2017|
|EKP7598||Empire Kosher® Chicken [Breast] Cutlet Chill Pack||2.5 lbs||11/16/2017|
|EKP7488||Empire Kosher® Thin Sliced Boneless Chicken Breasts||1 – 1.25 lbs||11/16/2017|
If you have product that is a part of this voluntary recall, we apologize for any inconvenience and concern that this may have caused you. We are available to assist you at 1-800-570-5718 Monday–Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. During this time, we can arrange to send you a refund or a coupon for product replacement and instructions to discard the product.
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Kosher Slurpee® Products
From the 2017-06-27 Kashrus Alerts:
The K-COR strongly recommends that Slurpees be bought only at stores that have store-level Kashrus supervision of their slurpees, to be assured that the syrup box that feeds the machine is actually Kosher and pareve. The flavor cards on the machine cannot be relied upon, even if they bear a Kosher symbol, because stores sometimes use syrups that do not correspond with the brand or variety posted on the machine. In addition, when changing flavors, stores generally do not clean the machine in-between, and during the transition there can be a significant mixture of flavors, one of which may be non-Kosher or dairy.
The K-COR provides supervision for Slurpees at five local 7-Eleven stores, but only for the machine(s) specified on the K-COR certificate posted at each location, as follows:
- Lincoln & Greenfield: all three machines.
- 11 & Coolidge, 13 & Greenfield, 11 & Lahser and 12 bet. Greenfield & Coolidge: only the left machine.
If one is in an area where no supervised stores are available, the K-COR recommends that Slurpees not be bought unless the consumer is able to inspect the label on the box of syrup which feeds the Slurpee machine, to verify its Kosher and pareve (or dairy) status. [The box of syrup that feeds the machine is generally located in the back of the store, in an area which is off limits to non-employees, and cannot be entered without express permission from the store manager.]
The following agencies publish lists of kosher Slurpee products:
Due to extreme weather conditions in California, there has been an increase of infestation in all types of infestation-prone produce, including also Romaine lettuce. Our trained Mashgichim have found insects in these products even after repeated washings. Extra care should be taken when washing and checking these products, and it may be prudent to avoid purchasing them without a reliable certification until infestation levels have gone down.
Due to this situation, the availability of Star-K certified iceberg salad products from Dole is going to decrease for at least the next few weeks. Many bags will not bear the Star-K and they are not certified. Please check each bag for the Star-K symbol.